posted on Oct, 12 2018 @ 11:25 AM
a reply to: TheBandit795
How do you think we ended up with cars, the internet, portable entertainment devices, GPS, television, refrigerators , HVAC, affordable gasoline and
so much more than can even be listed ??
Smart people can do all the research they want in a lab, the end result always requires resources. Its the same story since the beginning of time. NO
civilization has ever climbed to the top without stepping on the backs of those below them. Why do idealists always naively believe this can be done
any other way?? We cannot change the formula that has been used since the beginning of human civilization. The very concept of a structured society
was birthed with the exact same methods. One tribe conquered and enslaved the other. They built the roads, hauled the waste, and tended the crops.
Today, that formula provides us with affordable electricity, and the countless gadgets to draw from that. The Lithium age came about shortly after
conquering the land with the largest lithium deposits on Earth (Afghanistan). That supply was priced in for the future, bringing anything produced
with that mineral down in cost to be affordably mass produced.
Thats why we have bluetooths and wireless speakers, tablet,s smart phones, electric cars etc.. etc..
I thank the Afghanis for that sacrifice, and will thank the Venezuelans for theirs after getting their oil supply in check.